How a New York City newspaper delivery drivers' strike in 1945 failed to divert readers' interest in their favorite newspapers. Shows the newspapers of the day and huge lines of people outside newspaper offices waiting to purchase updated editions. In Kodachrome. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Media: Newspapers, Labor: Strikes, New York City
Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
Complete presentation of the banana industry from the clearing of the jungle and the planting to the shipment of the fruit to the American markets. ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Agriculture: Bananas, Central America
STUDIES IN STREAMLINING FROM THE DAYS OF HORATIO PHILLIPS TO MODERN TIMES. EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOBILE FROM ITS BEGINNING TO PRESENT STREAMLINED SHAPE IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE 1941 CHEVROLET. 00:38:02:00 Taking the Air 07912 00:38:31:00 wide shot of small plane trailing a long plume of white smoke 00:38:36:00 same shot - white smoke gone VO - “In hundreds of different ways, Man has taken the air. Great progress has been made in the conquest of the skies in the last 30 years.” (fade out... ( 2 reviews )
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack. ( 73 reviews ) Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
High school boy who has scratched his desk is lectured by principal on acting his age. Teen girls and boys turn into 5-year-olds, illustrating infantile reactions. The principal delivers a pep talk on growing up. A boy has a "How Old Am I?" chart. The school janitor / custodian lectures on immaturity. Pictures Jim losing interest in his algebra and initialing the top of his desk. The principal, Mr. Edwards, talks with Jim about the adolescent's problem of growing up and meeting...
Presented by: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service and Bureau State Services. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Muscogee Health Department. 0647 PA8739 Babies and Breadwinners ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Motion Pictures: Government, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Infectious Diseases
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future." ( 25 reviews ) Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane. ( 70 reviews ) Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization. ( 82 reviews ) Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,... ( 42 reviews ) Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Timekeeping
Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission. ( 24 reviews ) Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute... ( 48 reviews ) Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles
On the problem of youth crime during World War II and the fear that America would lose a generation of children to delinquency. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Juvenile delinquency, World War II: Homefront, World War II: Youth
1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who... ( 18 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
BARBERSHOP ON WHEELS. COMBINATION RAIL & HIGHWAY VEHICLE IN TENNESSEE. GERMAN SHEPHERD HELPS FIGHT FIRES. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE DIRECT TRAFFIC FROM AIRPLANE. POWER BOATS IN INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP REGATTA. CU hand operating telegraph lever. Communications, Electricity Telegraphs Hands (operating telegraph) Technology Newsreels Title Card: "Chevrolet Leader News" over montage. 0:38:34 superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Tricky Trims While-U-Wait; Clipper Cuts 'Em...